Alwaleed Philanthropies Lights Up Three Villages

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015

Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation* donated electric generator to Alwaber village in Al Madinah Al Munawarah region, Alzour Alabyadh village in Najran region, and Alshahlilah in Riyadh region.

The number of homes benefiting from Alwaleed Foundation’s donation as part of the “Lighting up Towns & Villages” project are:

  • 12 houses for the Alwaber Village
  • 10 houses for the Alzour Alabyadh Village
  • 10 houses for the Alshahlilah Village

“Lighting Up Towns & Villages” has resulted in bringing light into people’s lives in Saudi Arabia’s most remote locations – 500 villages, benefiting over 43,527 households and over 212,000 people.

The Foundation achieved this by installing electricity power generators that have a 10-year life span in thousands of villagers who benefited from the project.

The national power grid does not cover these villages. However, they are listed to be connected with the grid during the lifetime of the generators. Lighting Up Lives exemplifies one of the basic tenets of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation: We offer help where it is needed desperately.